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Meal Replacement Products: Do They Work? (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about meal replacements products (MRPs), such as shakes and bars, and how they might fit into a weight-loss plan. We also talked about some of the benefits of MRPs, such as how they can eliminate some of the decision-making when it comes to making food choices and how they can provide a framework for a healthy, calorie-controlled eating plan, not to mention a source of nutrition for folks who tend to skip meals. Read More “Meal Replacement Products: Do They Work? (Part 2)”

Addicted to Your Self-Management?

I planned on writing today’s blog entry about a program I’ll be volunteering for at the University of Michigan Medical School. It’s called the Family Centered Experience (FCE)—which, by the way, was cofounded and is directed by my endocrinologist, Dr. Arno Kumagai. It’s a wonderful way for medical students to gain an understanding of illness from the patient’s point of view. Read More “Addicted to Your Self-Management?”

On Keeping a Diabetes Journal

I’m looking through the green, spiral-bound notebook in which I journal and keep track of most things diabetes. For the first few months after my late-March 2007 diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, I kept diligent track of the time of day and my blood glucose readings—highlighted in blue—in the left-hand margins. I also wrote a paragraph or two about what I’d eaten (if I had eaten), its carb content, as well as what activities I was up to, how I felt, and any thoughts, questions, or fears about my diabetes. Read More “On Keeping a Diabetes Journal”

Recipe of the Week: Cool tomato, cucumber, and onion toss

This refreshing, lettuce-free salad is a great way to start off a meal—thanks to its water and fiber content, it helps fill you up on few calories. It’s also an ideal dish for a hot summer day when you don’t feel like using the stove.

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